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" with lawrence o'donnell. have a great night. >> wendy davis just delivered her victory speech in the texas primary. we will bring that to you later. but first, world leaders are wondering if angela merkel is right and that vladimir putin has lost touched with reality. and hillary clinton just made her first public comments about the crisis in ukraine. >> major developments today in the volatile crisis in ukraine. >> russian troops amass in crimea. >> vladimir putin denies they're even russian. >> it was a bit of a rambling press conference to be honest. >> he really denied there were troops in crimea? >> what russia did was wrong and i will not sit here and apologize or defend military aggression. >> so, you know, what are the real options? >> there is little appetite in the u.s. or europe to get involved militarily. >> is there an exit ramp approaching? >> providing this off ramp. >> this morning, secretary of state john kerry arrived. >> kerry's arrival coin sides with a proposed pact -- >> will europe go along with the united states to make it truly effective? >> there's not a clear bla
senator wendy davis rocketed to national prominence in june after she temporarily derailed a republican bill to impose tough new restrictions on abortions. >> laws are to create justice for all. >> we also received this written testimony. >> there is a medical necessity. women need timely access. >> woodruff: davis's 11-hour filibuster made her an instant hit in her party, and in october, she declared for governor. since then, she's faced scrutiny after parts of her personal story turned out to be inaccurate. texas voters also choose u.s. senate nominees tomorrow. incumbent republican john cornyn is expected to defeat a primary challenge by tea party congressman steve stockman. cornyn will also be favored in the general election. and in the governor's race, a recent university of texas-texas tribune poll gives abbott the lead over davis in november. >> woodruff: we take a closer look at the gubernatorial battle in the lone star state with wayne slater, senior political writer for the dallas morning news. wayne, welcome back to the program. tell us a little bit more about this governor'
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of experts weigh in. the 2014 election season is kicking off where wendy davis is slamming her republican rival, greg abbott. >> already referred to the southern part of texas, the border communities of texas -- >> where we are right now. >> as third world. >> i went to texas to catch up with davis and got surprisingly frank fighting words from her and her opponent. that's all coming up next. ♪ geico motorcycle. see how much you could save. it's amanda. hey sweetie. what? [phones rings] okay, i'll send it. one hundred seventy-two dollars for a chemistry book, what is it, made of gold? just use citi popmoney. boom. ah, she's feeling lucky. hey sweetie...cancun, yeah no, you'll be spending spring break with your new chemistry book. with citi popmoney it's easy to send money to just about anyone, anytime. visit your local branch or citi.com/easierbanking to learn more. to nbcuniversal's coveragens of the biggest loser olympic winter games ever, with the most coverage of the most events on every device. and the most hours of streaming video on the nbc sports live extra app, including the
is on to get the voters out to the polls. hydedy, literally all eyes are sort of on state senator wendy davis, right? who seems to be carries the hopes of at least the democrat party on her shoulders. >> yi, she is. they have been working all day to get out the vote for her. don't be fooled by this lull that is happening behind me, the action has been going on all day. where they say every inch pushed, every phone call made, matters because they are frying to get out the vote not just for today's primary, which wendy davis will win, but also looking ahead into november that's when davis will face off with her assumed republican opponent, the heavily favors greg abbott. texas democrats say this election season is still early, and they hope to carry p the momentum forward. >> hi, this is the dallas county county. >> the phones are ringing off the hook. and the pizza is flying out of the box. the headquarters of the dallas county democratic party is in full on election mode. >> pretty buzzed up right now. >> early voting numbers are promised. here in dallas and in other counties turn out among d
race is for governor. and heidi zhou castro is there, and heidi, wendy davis has to win the primary? >> absolutely, del, and that will happen today. such is the loyalty behind her candidacy, that even bureaucrat she announced her candidacy, the democrats already closed ranks around here. completely different story when we look ahead to november when she faces off against the heavily favored greg abbott. texas democrats say the season is early, though, and they hope to carry their current momentum forward. the phones are ringing off of the hook, and the pizza is flying out of the box. the headquarters of the dallas county democratic party is in full-on election mode. >> i'm pretty buzzed right now. >> reporter: early voting numbers are promising. here in dallas, turnout among democrats is on track to surpass that of the 2012 presidential primary. the excitement is over wendy davis who famously filibustered for abortion rights and now is on the ballot for governor. >> we got that fire, and i think that's what is making a difference. >> reporter: carman sees davis as texas democrats be
wendy davis wants to turn it blue. can she do it and can the tea party help her. >>> we start with ukraine. in particular, the u.s. response not just to russian troops but vladimir putin claims that there are no russian troops in crimea. this morning the russian leader held court, stunning the world with a claim that russian troops do not occupy crimea. rather, those armed troops that people see in front of them and on their tvs, those are pro russian local forces of self-defense. president obama appearing at a function had this to say regarding putin's claim. >> there is a strong belief that russia's action is violating international law. i know president putin seems to have a different set of lawyers making a different set of interpretations, but i don't think that's fooling anybody. >> secretary of state john kerry who arrived in kiev also dispute putin's claim when he was asked about it by my colleague, andrea mitchell. >> it's clear that russia has been working hard to create a pretext for being able to invade further. russia has talked about russian-speaking minority cit
is the son of former florida governor jeb bush. >>> in the high-profile texas governor's race wendy davis will face texas attorney general greg abbott. davis gained national attention for her hours long speech on the floor of the texas legislature last summer there vying to replace rick perry not seeking re-election after 14 years in office. >>> president obama travels to connecticut today to push for an increase in the minimum wage. that's after the president sent congress a $3.9 trillion budget that includes new spending for pre-k program, job training and about $300 billion to repair the nation's aging infrastructure. republicans say there is no chance it will pass. >>> abc news poll out this morning shows record support for gay marriage. the shift in opinion is speeding up with 59% of americans now supporting same-sex marriage. just 34% opposed. 81% say businesses should not be allowed to refuse service to gaiss and lesbians based on religious belief as recently vetoed by that arizona governor in that proposed bill. >>> sad as it is to say another mardi gras has wrapped up in new orle
on her shoulders. >> texas has not had a democratic governor for two decades. they see wendy davis as a viable candidate. she will win today's democratic primary, she's fired up the base. most insiders forecast her losing to greg abbot by double digits in november. democrats say this election season is early and they hope to carry the momentum forward. >> this is the dallas county democratic party. >> the phones are ringing off the hook. the pizza is flying out of the box. the headquarters of the dallas county democratic party is in full-on election mode. >> i'm pretty buzzed up right now. >> early voting members are promising here in dallas and in other urban counties across texas turnout among democrats is on track to pass that of the 2012 presidential primary. election watchers chalk it up to excitement over wendy davis, the democratic state senator who famously filibusters for abortion rights and now is on the ballot for governor. >> we've got that fire. i think that's making a difference. >> she is seen as the democrats best hope in 20 years. that's how long democrats have con
is now set for democrat wendy davis versus republican greg abbott for governor, and that's to say nothing of another winner with one of the most famous names in american politics. let's bring in aisha and chip saltsman. good morning. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> let's start with the big name, big talker, george p. bush, son of jeb, winning the race for land commissioner, which is a big deal in texas. his grandfather tweeting last night, "we couldn't be prouder tonight, good man, hard worker. he'll do a great job if elected." chip, this, obviously, brings up the dynasty question and whether this is just the beginning for george p. bush. >> well, we hope so, and certainly his last name didn't hurt him last night in texas and he was smart in running for a down ballot ticket, important office where he can make his political and policy chops and we expect great things in the future. >> do you have doubt this is just the start for him. >> no, but if his values reflect the values of his family, i'm afraid during the bush years, $600 billion was made by the oil industry and now that he's
facing off against wendy davis. tea party stockman was defeated, and the 12 person race to replace his house seat is heading to a run off. democrats think they have a chance to turn the state from red to blue for the first time in three decades. the extreme weather is having an impact, especially for small business owners, taking out loans to survive the weather season. mary snow reports. >> fed up. this is deborah koenigsberger's effort to offset losses after cold weather kept women out of her store in new york city. the polar vortex is public enemy number one. >> how much money would you have lost this winter because of the weather? >> i'll say is a good $100,000 because of the weather. it's a lot for us. >> in chicago. >> would you like sample cuts. >> a 50% drop in sale enough to force kendall to take out a loan to pay the bills at his two frozen yoghurt shops. >> it's tough. it's cold. >> the temperature in chicago fell below zero 20 days in september. that's meant that kendall shaw had to shut down his business, costing $800 a day. >> to cut down on coasts, he's shaving operating
in several states. the most high-profile race is in texas. state senator wendy davis is expected to grab the democratic nomination for governor. >>> it is fat tuesday, annual mardi gras parade bourbon street already packed with partier s partiers. >>> bill gates once again is the richest person in the world with a net worth of $76 billion. >>> national corvette museum has begun removing the eight corvettes that fell into a 40-foot wide sinkhole. >> all that -- >> a couple of plows demonstrating what i -- >> ooh! >> what i said hitting us. all right. there you go. >>> 7 of 7. can he do it again? >> yes! the highest scoring game in history, lebron's 61. >> and all that matters. >> controversial toronto mayor rob ford made an unexpected stop. >> i heard you dressed like a magician. >> on "cbs this morning." >> bonjourno. >> in a speech pop francis accidentally said the "f" word in italian. when told about his mistake, the pope said no [ bleep ] [ laughter ] >> announcer: presented by toyota. let's go places. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." good morning, nor w
. >> politics in my home state of texas just got even more interesting. democrat wendy davis has become the first gubernatorial candidate since ann richards. what are her chances of winning? >> a lot of texas democrats see some hope here, in that even if she doesn't win -- it's still early. we'll see. the idea is that she's helping to shake the trees for democrats in texas, trying to get new people motivated and registered and maybe even helping candidates down ballot, city races, county judge races, the idea that this will set the party up for even more wins. it's in those coming cycles that demographers really believe the state will start turning purple, if not blue. she has some structural disadvantages but in the long term this could help the party revive itself. >> i definitely want to get to this before i let you go. >> sure. >> george p. bush, son of former governor jeb bush, does he have a shot at furthering his family's political dynasty, if you will? >> absolutely. 37-year-old. he is really the embodiment of what both parties are now looking for in texas in the future. a guy w
not and no one should count out wendy davis who has run -- >> go for it. make a case. can she win? >> -- in a district twice that was 53% republican. she is now running for governor of texas. we never saw energy of the type of the sort of the size that we saw when wendy davis did the filibuster. there were hundreds of thousands of people who showed up. and let me tell you, women are mad in texas. democrats are mad in texas. people who have not voted in a very long time are mad in texas. and the best thing that could happen is to have the farthest right wing fruitcake on the ticket run against her. >> is that greg abbott you described? >> he is one of them. with greg we can go after him on the redistricting and fighting the medicaid expansion. there will be a litany of issues that people are angry about. those are the people who are starting to turn out the vote and have a lot of excitement about wendy at the top of this ticket. >> thanks for coming on. state representative donna dukes. i'm going to learn that name and hear it many times. anyway, thank you wayne slater. you always
. >> wendy davis changed on a lot of issues. >> the davis campaign hit back. president obama called barack obama among rel, and admitted to having sex with underaged girls. >> it bothered me the partnership. >> davis raised more money than abbott. her $11 million can't compeel with abbott's $30 million war chest, and he continues to beat davis in the polls. a poll puts abbott 11 pounts ahead of davis. >> greg abbott will beat wendy days by high single digits. competitive democrats have lost by 12 po 16 points -- 12 to 16 point. when davis is likely to lose by 7, 8 or 9, she is running more competitively. >> all of you deserve to have your voices heard. >> democrats appreciate supporting a candidate they see as having a fighting chance in a state that hasn't a democrat such as an-richards. >> photo id laws will be put to the test. the first will be in this upcoming vote. voters will have to show voter ids. critics believe the laws are designed to discriminate. the election plated for march 4th, picture id laws. arkansas, mississippi, okay la home, rhode island and virginia are affected. >>
of the day is in texas. state senator wendy davis is expected to grab the democratic nomination for governor. analysts will be looking at results to see there is any way democrats can win come november in a deeply red state. >>> this morning, there are bad numbers for both parties. nearly seven in ten americans say republicans are out of touch with their needs. this from a new washington post abc news poll that puts the gop well below mark for the democrats. on the issue, democrats hold a slight edge when it comes to helping the middle class and health care policy. voters are split evenly on who is best for the economy. but all of that isn't translating into an advantage for the democrats, especially in the closely divided senate. half the voters in state where senate elections say they prefer a republican candidate. and 42% say they vote for a democrat. >>> we now take you to south africa where it is day two of the trial of blade runner olympian oscar pistorius accused of murdering his model girlfriend reeva steenkamp. nbc's chapman bell is in pretoria, south africa, covering the trial. wha
colors, voters head to the polls in the lone star state. gubernatorial candidate wendy davis is already looking ahead to november and the third wheel in the race, ted nugent. >> we're all responsible for our actions and he has reflected by associating himself with a person like ted nugent, what his values really are. >>> oscar pistorius breaks down in court during day two in the murder trial of his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. the victim's mother speaks out about seeing the blade runner face to face for first time in court. >> i wanted to see oscar face to face and that he would know that i was there.
have a good candidate. >> that candidate is state senator wendy davis who came to fame last year for her 11-hour filibuster of texas' new abortion law. she faces just one opponent in today's primary, and the latest ut texas tribune poll shows her with an 87% advantage. her battle will be squaring off against her republican challenger, current state attorney general greg abbott. according to real clear politics which calculates the average of public polls, abbott leads davis by more than 11 points in a general election matchup. he is up against three opponents in the primary, but polls show him with 90% support. >> they're going to win their primaries and they're going to have a straight shot at the general election. and both of them will have enough funds to make their case. >> voters are also picking their candidates for u.s. senate. republican incumbent senator john corner is seeking re-election. facing a field of seven other challengers, though he's leading and should avoid a run-off. on the democratic side, former congressional candidate keisha rogers is the front runner acco
come in first or second today. >> he's been endorsed by wendy davis, of course, at the top of the ticket. >> he has. >> spent somewhere around $3 million of his own money or pledged to spend that. >> he does. >> the problem, though, if no one clears 50%, there's going to be a runoff and the runoff could include this candidate, kesha rogers, who we played sound of earlier. >> you'll have a much lower turnout and runoff relative to primary day. the fact is not many democrats turn out on primary day. you're talking about a subset of the subset that would turn out and decide this race. kesha rogers, you hear, does she have a good ballot name? is that why she's rising to the top of the polls? i doubt it's on the strength of her views as you played earlier. the ones you've articulated, we're going to impeach president obama. that's not a popular position, at least in the democratic party in dallas. maybe people are voting for keyshia, the singer. >> i should note she does not spell her name with a dollar sign. evan smith from the "texas tribune." thank you so much. >>> coming up,
it raised to $10.10 an hour. this comes a day after the budget. >>> texas state senator wendy davis becoming the first female nominee for governor in texas since ann richards. she'll now face texas attorney general greg abbott who won the republican nomination. also george p. bush taking the republican case for texas land commissioner and john cornyn turning back a tea party challenge. >>> in hillary clinton decides to run in 2016, a new poll finds she may have support from a somewhat unlikely group, republicans. 8% of republicans said there is a good chance they would vote for her. 8%. 17% says there was some chance they would vote for her. 74% says, no chance at all. mrs. clinton will speak to cleej students at an event at ucla today. >>> a woman was killed in a huge gas leak and explosion in new jersey. they were unable to identify the woman found near a car. seven other people were injured in the accident. dozens of homes were damaged. >>> so an asteroid is on the way and it's going to pass closer to earth than the moon. it's going to happen today around 4:00 p.m. eastern. experts say it
this year and on one hand, wendy davis is sparking a lot of national interest, raising a lot in the gubernatorial race, yet you were telling me, the party is still not a strong party in the state of texas if its u.s. senate nominee is going to end up being a leroux. the fact they have to fight and spend money from getting the nomination, that's what parties that have no chance in a state have to do. >> look, this is a fluke. we didn't get anybody well known to run for the senate. there's a woman with a short last name, she wants to impeach the president. we're working hard, the party is working hard to make sure she's not the nominee, but look at the governor's race, we're going to have the first really well funded candidate in a long time. i think she's got a shot. it's a self fulfilling prophesy we can't win if we don't run. we have a good candidate, we have to run. >> senator, you eluded to it a minute ago about the future of the republicans, and that is, here's a state that demographically if democrats do register a lot of these unregistered voters that are hispanics, you
last word" with lawrence o'donnell. have a great night. >> wendy davis just delivered her victory speech in the texas primary. we will bring that to you later. but first, world leaders are wondering if angela merkel is right and that vladimir putin has lost touched with reality. and hillary clinton just made her first public comments about the crisis in ukraine. >> major developments today in the volatile crisis in ukraine. >> russian troops amass in crimea. >> vladimir putin denies they're even russian. >> it was a bit of a r
in their primaries. gregg abbott and democrat state senator wendy davis will face off in november to replace governor rick perry. both of them making remarks. >> the blending of cultures in the lone star state works. we are one people, we are all texans. >> gregg abbott wants to dictate for tall women including victims of rape or insist the decisions they d rape or incest the decisions they should make. martha: . john cornyn won his race by a big margin. a massive explosion completely leafleaf d completely levels a o complex. gregg: a distraught mom drives a minivan into the ocean with her three young kid inside. martha: mitt romney's warningsis about russia were laughed out during the presidential campaign. including the president himself. but did he have it rate? >> there are moments i look down and shake my head and say i can't believe we lost to these guys. polident kills 99.99% of odor causing bacteria and helps dissolve stains. that's why i recommend polident. [ male announcer ] cleaner, fresher, brighter every day. gregg: one person is dead after a massive explosion in new jersey. it was a con
-off there. in the democratic race, wendy davis will face republican state attorney general greg abbott in the general election this november, after both sailed to primary wins down there. and the bush legacy continues. george p. bush, the son of former florida governor jeb bush, easily won the republican nomination for texas land commissioner, an elected job down there. >> do you give any advice from your dad? >> well, at the beginning of the effort, you know, he gave the best advice. that's just outhustle your competition. that's been the best advice i have gotten in the family. >> how about your uncle? >> you know, he always said texas is like its own country, and i was born in houston, went to texas schools. married a beautiful west texan, and my boy is a third generation, but until you put your name on a state-wide ballot, you don't fully get that sense. what does an apron have to do with car insurance? an apron is hard work. an apron is pride in what you do. an apron is not quitting until you've made something a little better. what does an apron have to do with car insurance? for
candidates to run for six of texas's top jobs and that includes the matchup between wendy davis and greg abbott for governor. nine days of early voting ended last week. members also show more republicans early voting. >>> celebrities, quinton tarantino and hugh laurie kicking off fat tuesday. a little rain and temperatures in the 40s won't stop the quest for beads or dozen or so parades throughout the city today. the first one started at 6:00 a.m. never too early for a drink when you're in new orleans. people camped out all night to get prime real estate. the celebration will pump more than $750 million into the local economy. we don't know how much of that involves hurricanes, if you know what that is. drink, yeah. >>> seems like the first lady is everywhere, pushing to revamp food labels, get kids moving. now she's heading to china this month. how much of president obama's legacy might rest with michelle. >>> but first we'll dig into the president's budget. he's proposing new tax cuts to help with child care costs and support low-income workers. we'll talk to the top house democrat on
: the decision is pretty much over. willbbott and wendy davis win easily the nominations but there are ballot races that are terrifically competitive. the lieutenant governor's race has four candidates, including the incumbent lieutenant governor. they have all moved as far to the right as they can in a strong appeal to texas primary voters, who are quite conservative. if you are here in austin or fullon, your television is of television ads in which virtually every republican candidate to agriculture commissioner and railroad commissioner are featuring basically three things, and one is a bible, one is a gun and an assurance they do not like barack obama. ont is really the message the republican side. the other headline is at the national level. that is john cornyn, incumbent u.s. senator is being challenged by a number of republicans, including steve stockman, who ad sort -- had hoped to be strong tea party challenger and part of the national effort in many states, missouri and kansas and elsewhere, to challenge candidates.publican seem tolenge does not have gone very well. he has been hurt
gone to the polls. greg abbott peat out eight other candidates, facing off against wendy davis. she is the first female nom ni since ann richards in 1994. >> i'm ready to fight for you and fight for every hard-working texan across the state. >> i need you on my side all the way to november the 4th, when we declare victory was the next governor for the great state of texas. >> and in the texas senate race incumbent republican breezed through the election. they easily beat tea party congressman. they called the win a victory for the full spectrum. >> as seep and suspected, texas continued to be practical. they are looking for solutions, not just speeches. >> stackman's last-minute decision grabbed national attention, but he ran a campaign seen as lacklustre. he'll face democratic nominee in november. >> the coast guard is trying to get the great lakes ready for spring, sending ice cutters into the water to prepare for the shipping season starting near the end of the month. 90% of the great lakes are covered in ice. lake superior is at 95%, the most it has seen in two decade. torrentia
't tell you how honored i am. >> reporter: democrats hope wendy davis' meteoric rise translates into an update in the governor's race. and texas republicans are poised to elect their third george bush to office in the last 50 years. this one is jeb bush's son, he's favored to win his first election as state planning commissioner, george p. the other part of this election season, savannah, that is going to be huge is the amount of money going to be spent. in fact, already more money's been spent on these midterm elections than either george bush or al gore spent in their presidential campaign in 2000. it's going to be that much money. >> expensive new world, chuck. >> by the way, chuck, my barber called said he enjoyed meeting you. >> hey, i always say -- i tell people, i'm lauering. how else can i can you describe my hair? >> you wear it well. >> looking good there. >>> meantime, millions are waking up to record low temperatures combined with months of unrelenting snow and ice. we're all looking forward to spring. and it seems a little help from technology, nbc's dylan dreyer ha
. and in texas governor's race, state senator wendy davis will be the democratic party's candidate. she'll face greg abbott in november. >>> and we have some video this morning of dramatic rescue in daytona beach, florida, after a minivan with three children inside drove into the atlantic ocean on tuesday. bystanders jumped into action carrying two of the children to the beach. waves made it difficult for rescuers to get to the third child. they eventually did and pulled the little one to safety. investigators aren't sure why the woman drove into the water. she is currently undergoing a mental evaluation, though. >>> well, if you needed any proof this morning it is generally not any good to get caught in the middle, especially in a hockey game. here it is from an avalanche/blackhawks game in chicago. some punches are thrown and one caught the game official in the face. he did go down, but got right back up, al, and put him into the fight and no penalty. >> no penalties there? >> which, i guess, you know, they're used to it in hockey. >> i thought that would've cost somebody. natalie, thank you.
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